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Simplifying The Method Of How To Hit A Draw
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Hitting a draw shot is one of the most coveted skills in golf. Many golfers, including me, wish they could hit a natural draw and be able to repeat it with consistency. The draw is one of the most preferred ball flight paths because it provides the most distance and it gives you more shot options during your round. Learning how to hit a draw is difficult for most golfers because the average player tends to hit a fade or a slice to the right (for right handed golfers). I will try to simplify the process for you with a method that has helped me.

The best place to learn how to hit a draw is at the driving range. It is a skill that requires repeated practice and muscle memory. Trying to figure out how to hit a draw while playing a round of golf will only frustrate you, and the other golfers on the course. When you are first learning how to hit a draw, pick a club that you are confident with and that you hit well. For most golfers that is a 7-iron, but which ever works for you.

The first thing to remember is that you are not changing your natural swing. Maintain a “normal” swing path. This method of learning how to hit a draw changes the angle of the club face and your body positioning. Since I’m right-handed I will be explaining this from my perspective, sorry lefties you’ll have to switch the directions but the principle is the same.

The first step is to go through your normal pre-shot routine to line up the ball to your intended target. In this case you will want to line the ball up to a target that you want the ball to start out on; not necessarily finish on. Consider you want the flight of the ball to start to the right and then move slightly left so you probably will not be aiming for the center of the fairway or green as an example.

Once you have selected a target line move the club face behind the ball, aimed at your target line. Now, without moving the club face, take your stance behind the ball with your feet, hips, and shoulders aimed slightly to the right of your target line. It would be beneficial to have someone standing behind you to help you line up properly, especially when first learning how to hit a draw.

Your body and the club face will feel like it’s in an awkward position. You will make one more minor adjustment and that is with your grip. Again, without moving the club face from your target line, re-grip the club to the right, just a bit, so that the club face is “closed;” the toe of the club is pointing to the left. Now make your “normal” swing.

While learning how to hit a draw you will have to make minor adjustments to your body positioning and grip position based on how you’re hitting the ball and how much draw you want to create. Try different positions from one extreme to the other until you find one that is comfortable and consistent for you. Each golf swing is unique and therefore there isn’t one exact method that will work for everyone. Simplifying the method of how to hit a draw is not that simple; hopefully I’ve given you a method to try during your next practice session that might just be the answer for you.


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